First name origins & meanings:
- French: Brave as a bear
- English: Intelligent; Feminine version of Bernard
- German: Bold as a bear
First name variations: Bernie, Bernadete, Berna, Bernadina, Berneta, Bernetta, Berni, Bernadine, Burnice, Burney, Burnette, Bernadette, Barend, Barnum, Barn, Barnard, Berend, Bernard, Barnardine, Barney, Barnie, Barny, Bernd, Berndt, Berne, Bernardo, Bernhard, Bernhardt, Bernie, Bjorn
Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a
pet form of Bernhard.
- South German: habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in
other parts from the personal name Berno.
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